Course: Applications of Science Methods 11


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Application of Science Methods 11 provides an opportunity for students to develop and apply their understanding of the scientific method. According to the Merriam Webster/s Collegiate Dictionary, the scientific method refers to the, "principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses. This course will enrich science education by engaging and challenging students through the application of the scientific method.

Application of Science Methods 11 will be an independent studies course that requires students to complete three activities, one per term: a written literature review and oral presentation focused on a particular question or area of research, an experiment based competition such as the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair or Sanofi Aventis BioTalent Challenge, and two written science related competitions such as the University of Toronto National Biology Competition or University of Waterloo Chem 13 News Exam. These students will be encouraged to participate in team competitions, such as the ExploraVision, Physics Olympics, Canadian Chemistry and Physics Olympiads, and FIRST Robotics Competition.

This course will allow students to gain experiences and develop skills that are not available in other science courses. It requires students to apply their scientific knowledge to complete different tasks. In addition, this course would complement IB and AP Science courses as students will gain a deeper understanding of current and historical scientific research Application of Science Methods 11 is designed to produce scientifically literate citizens, who can comprehend scientific literature and interpret its significance to society.

Course Topics/Modules

Technical Writing and Literature Review 20-30 hours suggested


Experimental Competition such as the Greater Vancouver Science Fair or Sanofi–Aventis BioTalent Challenge  60-70 hours suggested


Written National Science Competition 10 hours suggested



5% -  StartUp Assignment

25% - Technical Writing and Literature Review

50% - Experimental Competition

·         such as the Greater Vancouver Science Fair or Sanofi–Aventis BioTalent Challenge

20% - Written National Science Competition



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$80.00 (Textbook is optional)

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